James Rouvelle & Blithe Riley

Thursday, March 29, 2007. 8:30 pm

James Rouvelle & Blithe Riley

Thursday, March 29, 2007. 8:30 pm

James Rouvelle

Formally trained in music composition at the Aspen Music Festival and Juilliard schools, James Rouvelle changed media when the Contemporary Classical Music scene became impossible, and focused his attention on electronics and programming. Presently acting chair of Interactive Media at
the Maryland Institute in Baltimore, James teaches programming, networking, physical computing, and interactive theory and practice. Having happily worked on various team based, interdisciplinary, tech-intensive projects over recent years, his current, personal efforts can be described as shared,
de-centralized, perhaps even aimless events, unfocussed by design to investigate collective intelligence, enhance social relationships, and foster empathy through the practice of listening and dialogue.

For tonight’s show, James will be “performing” with the audience…

Blithe Riley

Blithe Riley is an artist working with video, performance and installation.
Her work combines narrative elements with systemic based structures. Recent
projects have explored the operations of spectatorship in various contexts,
including performance-based religious practices. Her work has been screened
nationally an internationally at venues such as the Hallwalls Contemporary
Art Center in Buffalo, NY, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s 125 Maiden
Lane Space in New York City, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, The Warhol Museum, and
Regina Miller Gallery, in Pittsburgh, PA and The European Media Arts
Festival in Germany. Riley received a BFA from Alfred School of Art and
Design in 1999, and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 where she
taught courses in video and performance. In addition to her own work, she
has organized and programmed video screenings since 1998. She currently
resides in Brooklyn, New York.